The Best of Both Worlds – Lakeside in Union County TN

Rural life in Union County, around Norris Lake, offers a laid back and quiet approach to life.  It is a great place to enjoy small town benefits like limited traffic, homes on the lake with huge yards and plenty of room to stretch and relax.  After a few weeks of relaxation though, some folks are ready to get out and enjoy some distractions.

Oak Ridge is within 20 minutes drive of Norris Lake.  What’s there to do?  Something many people enjoy is the American Museum of Science and Energy.

This museum is interesting to adults and children alike, with ever changing displays information that explain and demonstrate science, and make it fun! Exhibits with hands on experiences fascinate children and adults can see the role that East Tennessee and it’s people had in the Cold War as well as Oak Ridge’s involvement in World War II.  In addition, the museum is conducting bus tours of some DOE facilities in Oak Ridge.  Be sure to visit their web site for more information and operating hours.

For those with a more cultural interest, Oak Ridge Playhouse presents plays and musicals, produced with local talent. The 2011-2012 season starts August 26 and will begin with Crimes of the Heart. Other offerings this fall include On Golden Pond, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Robin Hood (for Kids).  Ticket prices are reasonable and the productions are professional, yet intimate.

If you want to end your summer with a big BANG, check out Boomsday in Knoxville on September 4th.  The finale to a day of food, music and fun along the Tennessee River is the LARGEST Labor Day fireworks show in the NATION!  What more could you ask for?  Visit the official site for Boomsday for a complete schedule of events.

There are many more events available just a few minutes from the Norris Lakeside communities.  One of the greatest benefits of this area is the wonderful communities and the closeness of the fun and entertaining activities within 30 minutes drive.

Bobby and Beth Ellison can assist you in finding your dream home on Norris Lake.  Give them a call for a tour!



, Sharps Chapel, TN 37866 Phone: (865) 278-3041

421 Big Valley Road | Sharps Chapel, TN 37866